When the first email system was developed in 1971, it was quickly adopted by people and businesses all over the world.
Fast-forward 48 years, and email is prevalent in our daily lives and is expected to continue rapid growth. Why? There is not one answer, but many and they are backed by data.
We’ve compiled 15 email statistics that will most likely shock you!
People are 2x as likely to sign up for your email list as they are to interact with you on Facebook
80% of professionals report email marketing drives customer acquisition & retention
72% of consumers prefer email as their primary source of business communication
61% of consumers enjoy receiving weekly email promotions
Personalized emails deliver 6X higher transaction rates, but 70% of brands fail to use them
88% of smartphone users actively check email on their smart phones
Brands that describe their email marketing programs as successful report an average ROI of 42:1
By the end of 2019, 2.9B people worldwide will use email
The number of emails sent daily is expected to grow to nearly 320B by 2021
79% of marketers report they will increase their email marketing
The ROI of email is 3,800%
91% of people in the U.S. report they like to receive promotional emails from companies with whom they do business
72% of people would rather receive promotional material email rather than social media
Email is almost 40x times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined in helping businesses acquire new customers
Sources: Campaign Monitor, DMR, Forrester, Litmus, Mailjet, Marketing Land, MarketingSherpa, McKinsey, Statistica
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